'''Bernhardt''' (or '''Bernhard''') "'''Ben'''" '''Klassen''' (Adoption of the Gregorian calendar#Adoption in Eastern Europe|O.S. February 7, 1918
) – ) was a self-described White supremacy|white supremacist
and an American religious leader who founded the Creativity (religion)|Church of the Creator
with the publication of his book ''Creativity (religion)#Nature's Eternal Religion|Nature's Eternal Religion
'' in 1973.
At one point Klassen was also a Florida
state legislator as a Republican Party (United States)|Republican
, as well as a supporter of George Wallace
's presidential campaign. In addition to his religious and political work, Klassen was an electrical engineering|electrical engineer
and was the inventor of a wall-mounted electric can-opener.